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Microsoft announces $189 classroom laptops and Office 365 dictation
— 3:54 PM on January 22, 2018

Microsoft wants to keep the next generation of computer users familiar with its products as mobile devices become increasingly valid options for more use cases....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows

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Microsoft resumes Spectre and Meltdown patches for AMD systems
— 12:00 PM on January 11, 2018

AMD's processors don't appear to have the exact same attack surface for the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that Intel's chips have, but...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router swoops in at CES
— 3:15 PM on January 10, 2018

For whatever reason, few computer accessories get the "gaming" treatment quite as often as networking products. With its Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500, Netgear seeks...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Rivet Networks and Intel partner for Killer Wireless-AC 1550 chip
— 2:15 PM on January 10, 2018

Back in the day, building a computer meant keeping a stack of add-on cards handy. Graphics, sound, and network cards made sure the inside of...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Microsoft predicts performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown fixes
— 9:00 AM on January 10, 2018

The continued response to the challenges presented by the Meltdown and Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities has been somewhat overshadowed by all of the shiny new...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Friday deals: a motherboard trio, a cheap CLC, and a rodent
— 11:01 AM on December 8, 2017

Soooo... anybody got a spare $3000 that I can use to get myself a Titan V card? I really need one for, um, research...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Input devices Copyright

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Qualcomm lifts the veil on the Snapdragon 845 SoC
— 4:12 PM on December 6, 2017

Qualcomm just lifted the veil on its newest mobile device SoC, the Snapdragon 845. The company's previous-generation Snapdragon 835 is used in pretty much every...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking

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Windows 10 Sets will let you group apps in tabs
— 4:59 PM on November 28, 2017

Windows 10's interface is defined, obviously, by the eponymous "windows." It's useful sometimes to have more than one layer of compartmentalization for tasks and ideas,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Cyber Monday deals: everything but the kitchen sink
— 2:15 PM on November 27, 2017

El Dealino is back. The killer of dollar signs, slaughterer of price tags, collector of coupons. From underneath his poncho he produces uncountable hardware offers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Power Displays Input devices Mobile computing Game consoles Networking

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Broadcom proposes to take over Qualcomm for $130 billion
— 7:45 AM on November 6, 2017

Broadcom issued an unsolicited proposal this morning to acquire mobile technology giant Qualcomm for $70 per share in a monster cash-and-stock deal that's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking Personal tech

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is rolling out to PCs worldwide
— 1:19 PM on October 23, 2017

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update has hit the mainstream. If you haven't updated yet, any Windows 10 machines you have will no doubt be...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Qualcomm shows progress on 5G mobile broadband
— 3:00 PM on October 18, 2017

Qualcomm demonstrated progress on its 5G mobile broadband efforts at its San Diego laboratory yesterday. The company showed off two forms of next-gen...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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WPA2 security hole KRACKs Wi-Fi networks wide open
— 9:31 AM on October 16, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning about a new attack that affects Wi-Fi networks using the commonly-used WPA2 protocol....

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

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Windows Fall Creators Update will shake up privacy settings
— 1:45 PM on September 13, 2017

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update introduced several changes in the privacy settings of the operating system. The Fall Creators Update will shake up...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Tuesday deals: external storage, speedy Wi-Fi, and a cheap PSU
— 11:19 AM on September 5, 2017

My buddies give me no end of grief about the fact that I love to shop. I don't get to do it as much as...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Miscellaneous Networking

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will mix our reality in October
— 1:30 PM on September 1, 2017

In case you've forgotten, way back in the distant age of this past July, Microsoft announced that it was going to move Windows to...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Asus RT-AC86U router has gamers in its sights
— 9:11 AM on August 29, 2017

When Asus designs a product with gamers in mind, it usually slaps a Republic of Gamers logo and branding on it. Now, though, the company...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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Linksys WRT32X AC3200 is designed for a Killer gaming experience
— 12:00 PM on August 25, 2017

Gamers looking for a competitive edge will drop serious coin to reduce lag in their displays, get more frames-per-second from their video cards,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Networking

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